Coding is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future
About Galaxy Kids
Galaxy Kids Code Club started like so many other grand ideas – at the kitchen table! My husband and I were eating dinner talking about this article in the Wall Street Journal, “Why Coding Is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future“. This article addresses the lack of opportunities in schools for kids to learn how to code despite the growing belief that kids as young as 5 benefit from learning to code. I kept thinking to myself “this is a problem I can help to solve”.
After that, I began by teaching my own kids two days a week – yes, at the kitchen table. And they were soon begging to have “computer class” every night! I was amazed at how quickly even my 4-year old was picking up concepts I learned in college. Then, we started experimenting with how we could incorporate coding into other subjects including reading, writing, math, geometry, and physics. I started floating the idea of starting a coding club to other parents in my community and quickly learned that there was tremendous demand for this service. I now offer after-school programs at local elementary schools as well as summer camps.
About the Founder
My parents were early adopters of the personal home computer and as a result I gained exposure to computing at a very young age. I began my programming education by copying type-in-programs written in BASIC out of computer magazines. Later, I went on to study engineering at Stanford University and ultimately earned a degree in Computer Systems Engineering. I have 16+ years experience in finance, marketing and technology. I also have extensive experience tutoring children in reading and math. One of my fondest memories is of the summer I spent at Emory University teaching at a computer camp for kids. I am ecstatic to be reliving that experience with Galaxy Kids.
Lucretia McCovy Shaw
Founder / Instructor